Layer-by-Layer Bioprinting of Stem Cells for Retinal Tissue Regeneration
Annual rept. 30 Sep 2014-29 Sep 2015
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA
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We aim to investigate a Layer-by-Layer LBL bioprinting process using stem cells for retinal tissue regeneration. The LBL nature of the bioprinting process matches nicely with the native, multilaminar anatomy of the retina. This research will bioprint retinal stem cells RSCs and appropriate growth factors GF encapsulated in a biomaterial e.g. hyaluronic acid, HA. We will investigate the mechanical, chemical and biological properties of the hydrogel materials. We will study the cell viability and analyze the biological functions of the 3D printed retina tissue.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering